Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

Virtual CISO (vCISO) Service

A Virtual CISO is Your Engaged Healthcare
Security Advisor and Partner

One of the biggest challenges that healthcare organizations face today is recruiting and retaining information security talent. CynergisTek’s Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) service is designed to fill this gap by providing an experienced, qualified information security officer who integrates into your existing team to help meet compliance requirements.

CynergisTek’s vCISO service is architected to provide the right level of support or resources that your program requires. It enables you to realize the benefits of an internal senior-level information security resource without the added expense and administrative overhead of hiring, training, and backfilling permanent staff members. CynergisTek provides Virtual CISO support on an advisory level or as an interim, part-time, or full-time staff augmentation engagement. All levels include regularly scheduled status updates and a documented Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM) to guide and measure vCISO activities and effectiveness. The POAM also serves as a documented plan of action to enhance your security posture and readiness.

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Contact us to learn more about our Virtual CISO service and how we can help your organization.

How to Use a Virtual CISO

Establish, Improve, or Mature Your Organization’s Security Program

Act as a Driver, Communicator, and Influencer with the Board

Manage and Support Strategic Remediation Projects Determined by Annual Risk Assessment

Supplement Your Current CISO’s
Major Security Initiatives

Provide Interim Leadership if There
is Not Currently a Staffed CISO

Advantages of CynergisTek’s Virtual CISO Program

CynergisTek’s experience includes years of working with providers, payers, clearing houses, and business associates who work in or support the mission of healthcare. Our clients include hospitals large and small, physician practices, health plans, children’s hospitals, academic medical centers, and many others. Our services are tailored to this community and its unique needs.

We handle the burden of sourcing, interviewing, hiring, and managing professionals for you. Our strategy to recruit and retain staff of the highest caliber is our top priority and we have a team dedicated to finding and filling the roles you need today despite your geographical location.

With the constant influx of new regulations, threats, and technologies in healthcare today, it is imperative to remain up to speed with these trends. Our consultants have the benefit of working with many organizations and can help identify problems and solutions that have been proven to work at other health systems.

All of our vCISO consultants have college degrees and maintain a variety of certifications, such as CISSP, HCISSP, CIPP, CHC, and CISM, and regularly participate in formal courses, work groups, conferences, and other events to increase their professional knowledge and stay connected to the cybersecurity community.

What Our Clients Say About Our Virtual CISO Service

Security has become a critical element of doing good business with providers. It’s not the result of concerns regarding forthcoming HIPAA audits. It’s simply the right thing to do. We realize the need for a dedicated role to oversee information security and think CynergisTek’s vCISO resource will serve us well in analyzing our current state of security and in developing a strategy for improving the overall program.

David Bennett, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, GetWellNetwork

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